Michelle Clasen, Washington County Commissioner
About Commissioner Clasen
Michelle Clasen was elected to the District 5 commissioner seat in 2022.
Commissioner Clasen is a high-energy and devoted public servant with more than 12 years of city government leadership experience. She has worked with Washington, Dakota, and Ramsey counties on state mandates, joint partnerships and collaborations, securing funding, and providing quality city and county operations and services.
Commissioner Clasen is passionate about her community, climate action, mental health, workforce development, and clean water.
Commissioner Clasen grew up in the east side of St. Paul and attended Johnson High School. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in paralegal with a minor in sociology from Winona State University. She currently works as a recruitment consultant.
Commissioner Clasen moved to Woodbury in 2005, where she is raising her daughters Brook, 10 years old, and Teegan, 8 years old, who attend public school. She is a school volunteer, former Salvo soccer coach, and small business advocate.
Commissioner Clasen serves on several boards and committees.
Washington County committees:
Community Development Agency (Alternate)
Library Park Association
Workforce Development Board (Alternate)
Association of Minnesota Counties - Board of Directors (Alternate)
Association of Minnesota Counties - Economic Development, Workforce, and Housing Policy Subcommittee (EDWH)
Association of Minnesota Counties - Local Government Water Roundtable Advisory Committee
East Metro Strong (Alternate)
Gold Line Executive Change Control Board
Ramsey / Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) Board - R&E Regional Hauler Licensing Board (Alternate)